Human Concern International has Launched a Massive Flood Relief Effort in Pakistan
Ottawa, September. 02, 2022 – Human Concern International (HCI) is Canada’s oldest Muslim international relief organization. As the first Canadian Muslim charity to operate in Pakistan, and with over 40 years of experience delivering humanitarian aid in the region, HCI has built strong networks and partnerships to deliver quick and effective aid. From the start of the country’s environmental disaster, HCI launched its Flood Relief for Pakistan Victims project.
HCI is providing emergency assistance to families in Pakistan’s Sindh, Balochistan, and KPK regions as part of the first phase of its response. The project is aimed at the most vulnerable flood victims, such as the disabled, elderly, and children. This phase focuses on cash assistance, delivering basic necessities such as food baskets stocked with pantry staples, drinking water, and hygiene items, and setting up temporary/transitional shelter arrangements (large family-sized tents for 6-7 persons). In addition to this, HCI is also setting up medical camps to treat those who need immediate attention.
In its first phase of response, HCI is aiming to raise $4 million.
“HCI was on the ground as soon as the flood began. There is a massive crisis, and the Government of Canada must contribute more. We also encourage the government, as it did in 2011, to announce a matching program for Canadians,” says Mahmuda Khan, Executive Director of HCI.
The second phase will concentrate on the reconstruction of permanent housing and the provision of income support to allow families to return to their homes and children to return to school. The third phase of relief will concentrate on community development, including investments in restoring health systems, providing psychosocial support and trauma relief, and collaborating with the community to rebuild infrastructure and social systems.
The people of Pakistan need your immediate help. HCI has already begun its emergency response. Watch this video to see what has been accomplished so far on the project.
Visit https://humanconcern.org/pakistan-floods/ to make a donation right now.
From now until September 30th, 2022, all donations will be processed at a 0% administrative fee.
Visit https://humanconcern.org/pakistan/ for more information about HCI’s long history and current work in Pakistan.
HCI has been proudly serving the Muslim community for 40 years, and through your generosity and support, our programs are continuously improving the lives of many vulnerable people. Each donation made enables us to further the mission of taking impoverished people from crisis to sustainability.
September 02, 2022
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